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March 2, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Undergraduate Library, David Adamany Bernath Auditorium | Map
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 2:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. in the Bernath Auditorium located in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.

The Water@Wayne Seminar Series presents "Microbiome mediated effects in water quality and environmental health" with Chuanwu Xi, University of Michigan. Dr. Chuanwu Xi is a molecular microbiologist and microbial ecologist. He is currently an associate professor and director of Global Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, executive director of UM-BICI Partnership Program at the University of Michigan, and a Scholar-in-Residence at US FDA. He received a B. Sc. in Biology from Anhui Normal University in 1993, a M.Sc. in Molecular Microbiology from Guangxi University and a Ph. D. in Molecular Microbiology from Catholic University of Leuven.


Microbiome plays a very critical role in maintaining a good health and sustainable environment. In this presentation, I will look into the dynamics of microbiota in urban water cycle and its impact on water microbial quality. Furthermore, I will discuss the microbiome mediated impact of water pollutants on human health using lead contamination as an example. 

A short reception will immediately follow the seminar.

For more information about this event, please contact Kayla Watson at 3135775600 or ft2868@wayne.edu.